Ana C. Uribe Sandoval, PhD
Ana C. Uribe Sandoval is a Lecturer at the School of History Culture and Communication at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before moving to Rotterdam, she was a lecturer at the ESERP College and the Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona, teaching different courses at communication and marketing undergraduates, as well as in the MAs in Fashion Communications and Political Communication. Recently, she was awarded a PhD cum laude in Media, Society and Communication with a dissertation of the use of Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) in Spain, Chile and the European Union.
The last decade, her main lines of research have focused in new media and technologies and how they influence behavior in mainly two groups: voters in elections, and the digital divide among teenagers, parents and teachers. She was member of the CONINCOM research group at the URL. She was trained originally as a communications and media major at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she worked as a lifestyle and culture journalist for four years. She later produced radio programs and was part of the team of an international PR office. In 2004, she moved to Barcelona for her MA in Corporate Communications. She later studied as post-graduate course in Coolhunting and New Trends at the URL and a Masters in Public Management. She currently collaborates as a researcher and consultant for VAAs with ProDemos in the Netherlands, the network VoteMatch Europe in the European Union, and has implemented the technology in Spain, Chile, Peru and Mexico.